Art Brut Drawings From Europe

February 24 - April 2, 2005

Andrew Edlin Gallery is pleased to announce Art Brut Drawings from Europe, a group exhibition featuring Marc Lamy, Carl Binder and Herman Bossert, running February 24 - April 2, 2005.

This marks the gallery's second formal presentation for Marc Lamy. Born in Lyon in 1939, Lamy began to draw in 1988 after struggling with insomnia and auditory hallucinations. A solo exhibition was held at the Collection de L'Art Brut in Lausanne in 1994 (where his work is in the permanent collection), and his drawings were featured in Treasures of the Soul at the American Visionary Art Museum in 2001.

Carl Binder (1906 - 1985) began drawing in 1960 after retiring from a life as a farmhand in Baldingen, Switzerland. His scenes of cows, horses and pastoral landscapes received little notice during his lifetime. The gallery presented a solo exhibit of his work in 2004.

We are pleased to introduce the work of Herman Bossert. Born in Amsterdam in 1940, Bossert taught school in small towns eventually becoming a French instructor at secondary schools. After taking early retirement in 1990 he devoted himself entirely to drawing, employing a spontaneous technique using ink and watercolor. His compositions feature fantastical architectural constructions shrouded in mysterious, otherworldly atmospheres.